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It's JPR's 50th Birthday! (We Know; We Don't Look A Day Over 45 ...)

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Then-Southern Oregon College student Stan Nelson, at the microphone on KSOR's first day of broadcasting on May 21, 1969.

Fifty years ago today, on May 21st, 1969, Jefferson Public Radio’s flagship station KSOR signed on the air for the first time.

JPR News Director Liam Moriarty recently sat down with JPR Executive Director Paul Westhelle to share some reflections – and some archival audio -- from our past half-century. 

Thanks to former JPR executive director Ron Kramer and former program director and current Jefferson Exchange producer John Baxter who helped with this story.